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The Fur Industry. By Lauren Hiban , Haley Lamb and Veronica Parado. The Issue. Animals are killed for clothing by fur industries for leather, wool, fur and other exotic skins. 85% of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living captive in fur factory farms.
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The Fur Industry By Lauren Hiban, Haley Lamb and Veronica Parado
The Issue • Animals are killed for clothing by fur industries for leather, wool, fur and other exotic skins. • 85% of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living captive in fur factory farms. • These farms can hold thousands of animals, and their farming practices are remarkably uniform around the world. • As with other intensive-confinement animal farms, the methods used in fur factory farms are designed to maximize profits.
The Ethical Issue • Furs come from the tremendous suffering of animals. • The animals are kept on fur farms in cramped and filthy wire cages. • The fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest methods to kill the animals like suffocation, electrocution, gas and poison. • Most animals are skinned alive for their fur.
Advantages • The main advantage of fur coats is that they provide warmth especially during the in cold weather. • Animals create very fashionable clothing. Examples include leather for motorcycle jackets, snake skin accessories, and fur scarves. • Recent scientific studies show that fur is resistant to moths and will not deteriorate.
Disadvantages • Animal Cruelty! • “All in the name of fashion.” –PETA • Millions of Animals are slain, beaten and poisoned so people can “look cool” and wear fashionable clothing. • The amount of energy needed to produce a real fur coat from ranch-raised animal skins is approximately 15 times that needed to produce a fake fur garment. • Animals suffer greatly under these conditions and have even been found to cannibalize their cage mates in response to their crowded confinement.
Our Position • We believe it’s wrong to kill innocent animals. • Consumers need to know that every fur coat, lining, or piece of trim represents the intense suffering of animals. • Animals should not be tortured for fashion especially when there are other alternatives. • We believe its more ethical for people to wear faux fur because it is available in stores all over the world.